More colors are cropping up our lovely share. This week we got some pretty, pretty orange carrots and purple basil:
I found myself reflecting a bit today's pickup...
I tend to focus on the "A" part of CSA: Agriculture. I get so much joy out of beautiful, organic, local produce. The smells and colors of fresh veggies really touches me, and I truly love contemplating a handful of kale as I de-stem and slice it up for a family meal. Call me a nerd, but I consider the earth and sun and rain that went into its growth and it makes me smile :) I appreciate my part in sustaining durable agriculture practices. Besides that, produce is just plain pretty. I could look at the variety and colors all day.
This week, I was pleasantly reminded of the "C" in CSA: Community. On my way back from picking peas, I heard someone call my name and turned to see one of the directors at Avery's school. We chatted about the travels she's made to Tennessee this summer and I filled her in on Avery's adventures to North Carolina and Riversport. Then on my way from clipping snapdragons, I ran into a fabulous volunteer from Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program. We talked about how excited we were, being able to take part in a CSA - and one with such amazing and compassionate leadership, to boot (see: Tricia and Tom)!
A little touchy-feely this week, I know. I promise we'll get back to focaccia porn ASAP!